FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core dark brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8, core dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.8, 1x 3.8
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, clear, grey, reddish brown, 0.04-0.24
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, very elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspheical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.28
black inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical, black, 0.04-0.12
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